Water/Ways, A Smithsonian Institution Exhibit

Opening Day of Water/Ways Exhibit

The opening day of Water/Ways at the Erie Canal Museum is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2019. We are proud to host this traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program in partnership with the Museum Association of New York (MANY). Water/Ways explores water's effects on migration and settlement, and the relationship between water and politics, economics, Read More »
Engineering Beauty Exhibit Opening Day

Engineering Beauty Exhibit Opening Day

Engineering Beauty: Black and White Views of New York Waters, a dynamic photography exhibit, opens in the first-floor Link Gallery of the Erie Canal Museum on April 10, 2019. This exhibit features black and white photographs of canals, dams, hydroelectric plants, and other New York water resources, taken with a large-format camera by consulting historian and Read More »
Photo of watercolor painting of lift bridge, by Eugenijs Kaskin

Winter Exhibits Reception and Opening

The Erie Canal Museum is proud to host a reception for its new exhibits, Hybrid Vigor: The History & Science of Mules, and Eugenijs Kaskin: Watercolors of the Oswego Canal, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 6 at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. Hybrid Vigor uses images, original artifacts, and scientific and historical information to explain mules, the animals that pulled most Read More »
Congratulations, Gingerbread Bakers!

Congratulations, Gingerbread Bakers!

Guest judges recently completed scoring submissions to the 33rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum. Amateur bakers’ submissions to the annual exhibit were judged on the basis of overall appeal, originality, difficulty and creative use of materials. Top bakers in the Youth, Family/Group, and Senior categories are honored with ribbons, and the Museum Read More »
The Mohawk Valley through the Lens

Reception Featuring New Exhibits

The Erie Canal Museum will host a reception for its new exhibits, High Hopes: Immigration and the Erie Canal, and The Mohawk Valley through the Lens, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 26 at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. High Hopes, in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery, uses information and artifacts to explain the movement of European immigrants on the Erie Canal during Read More »

“In the Footsteps of John Muir” Exhibit

Beginning Friday, May 25, the Erie Canal Museum will display In the Footsteps of John Muir, an exhibit showcasing works by photographer Ken Paterson that are inspired by John Muir, an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. We are proud to host this exhibit, which was Read More »